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Mrs. Burr from Joplin MO is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Bringing Words to Life in the Listening Center

My students need a portable CD player, listening center with earphones, plug-in adapter, and metal CD stand, along with two Read-Along literature texts with CDs.

  • $363 goal

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My Students

When I graduated from college this year my aspiration was to find a position teaching whereby I could try to make a difference in the lives of my students. Never in my dreams could I have imagined the challenge before me. I accepted a position to teach fifth grade one month before a historic tornado

My students were impacted in a variety of ways.

Some lost their homes, their friends, and family members. Others lost nothing material except the innocence of their youth. They have seen the town they call “home” ravaged. School is a place, with the proper surroundings, which could be the first sense of normalcy for my students. At school they can get away from the havoc and enjoy their friends – like fifth graders should.

My Project

The project I am requesting assistance with is “Bringing Books Alive into the Classroom Through My Listening Centers" for my students. It is one thing to read from a textbook but to truly remember is to hear the words being read to you, as well as reading along with the CD. Students will utilize the listening center with headphones and CD player by reading along with the literature reading sets, such as "A Wrinkle in Time" and "Belle Prater's Boy" for their beginning reading centers selection of book choices. Students will learn to read independently while practicing fluency and comprehension skills. Listening to a story being read aloud also helps to reinforce pronunciation for students of any words that they might not recognize while reading without the listening center.

My students need a portable CD player, listening center with earphones, plug-in adapter, and metal CD stand, along with two Read-Along literature texts with CDs.

Thank you in advance for even considering my project. I am confident that with these complementary resources my students will be able to remember and comprehend what they are reading after listening to different resources. I am very appreciative of your time and consideration.

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Mrs. Burr
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 25 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
RE453 - Belle Prater’s Boy CD Read-Along • Lakeshore Learning $42.50 1 $42.50
RE455 - A Wrinkle in Time CD Read-Along • Lakeshore Learning $47.50 1 $47.50
FF280X - Best-Buy Listening Center • Lakeshore Learning $99.00 1 $99.00
JJ665 - Portable CD Player • Lakeshore Learning $79.95 1 $79.95

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